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Distinguished ACM Speaker:
Geraldine Fitzpatrick
Based in Austria

Bio:

Geraldine Fitzpatrick is a full Professor of Technology Design and Assessment and leads the Institute for Technology Design and Assessment and the Human Computer Interaction group at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). She was previously Director of the Interact Lab at the University of Sussex, a User Experience consultant at Sapient London (a business and technology company), and a Senior Researcher at the Distributed Systems Technology Centre and Centre for Online Health in Australia. Prior to undertaking her Information Technology degree at the University of Queensland in Australia, she worked in various clinical settings as a nurse/midwife. Her research is at the intersection of social and computer sciences, using mobile, tangible and sensor-based technologies in everyday contexts. Particular interest areas include how to support: collaboration and social interaction; social and emotional skills learning; health, selfcare and well-being; sustainability; and active engagement for older people. She has extensive experience in inter-disciplinary research projects in these areas, contributing expertise in the application of qualitative and mixed methods approaches to the design and evaluation of technologies in situ.

Geraldine serves as a member of the ACM CSCW Steering Committee. She has also served as: papers co-chair for CHI2010 and CHI2011; Subcommittee co-chair CHI2009; Video co-chair CSCW2004; Showcase co-chair CSCW2011; Exploratory Papers co-chair PDC2006; Associate program chair CHI03, 05, 06, CSCW02, 06, 13; Doctoral Colloquium chair Ubicomp06, CSCW13, C&T13, Group14, Interact15; and as a member of numerous other program committees.  She has delivered over 15 invited keynote addresses at international conferences and forums, and been an invited lecturer at international summer schools, including being part of an invited team speaking at an ACM SIGCHI Education workshop in Beijing. She serves on the editorial board of a number of journals. She has been/is also a member of various other steering committees, advisory boards and evaluation panels for international projects and informatics-related faculties.


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